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[[File:Jef Murray - The Bridge Over Narog.jpg|thumb|[[Jef Murray]] - ''Bridge over Narog'']]
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[[Image:Jef Murray - Bridge over Narog.jpg|thumb|''Bridge over Narog'' by [[Jef Murray]]]]
 
The '''River Narog''' was the chief river of West [[Beleriand]], the largest tributary of River [[Sirion]].
 
The '''River Narog''' was the chief river of West [[Beleriand]], the largest tributary of River [[Sirion]].
  
The Narog was eighty leagues in length.<ref name="Beleriand">{{S|Beleriand}}</ref>  It rose from the '''[[Pools of Ivrin]]''' in the [[Ered Wethrin]], flowed south and then southeast, flowing through a gorge in a series of rapids where it crossed the hills of the [[Andram]] or Long Wall, finally meeting Sirion in the Land of Willows [[Nan-tathren]], not far above the Mouths of Sirion.  Narog's tributaries were the '''River [[Ginglith]]''' in the north and the '''River [[Ringwil]]''' in the '''[[Taur-en-Faroth]]'''.<ref>{{S|Map}}</ref>
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It rose from the '''Pools of Ivrin''' in the [[Ered Wethrin]], flowed south and then southeast, flowing through a gorge in a series of rapids where it crossed the hills of the Andram or Long Wall, finally meeting Sirion in the Land of Willows [[Nan-tathren]], not far above the Mouths of Sirion.  Narog's tributaries were the '''River [[Ginglith]]''' in the north and the '''River [[Ringwil]]''' in the '''[[Taur-en-Faroth]]'''.
  
Into its western bank, just south of where Ringwil rushed into Narog, was carved the city of [[Nargothrond]], stronghold of [[Finrod|Finrod Felagund]].<ref name="Beleriand"/>
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Into its western bank, just south of where Ringwil rushed into Narog, was carved the city of [[Nargothrond]], stronghold of [[Finrod Felagund]].
  
 
== Etymology ==
 
== Etymology ==
In the [[The Etymologies|''Etymologies'']], the river's name was stated to mean "rushing, violent".<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}</ref> However, in a later writing by [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]], the [[Sindarin]] name ''Narog'' was given two possible [[Khuzdul]] origins: ''[[Narâg]]'' and ''[[naruka]]'', both of unknown meaning.<ref>{{PE|17}}, pp. 37, 47</ref>
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In the [[Etymologies]], the river's name was stated to mean ''rushing, violent''. However, in [[Parma Eldalamberon]] 17, two possible [[Khuzdul]] origins were mentioned: Narâk and Naruka, both of unknown meaning. Neither are canon, but the material in Parma Eldalamberon is younger.  
 
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In [[Eriol]]'s [[Old English]] translations, Narog is referred as ''Hlyda'' "Loudy". The Elves of Nargothrond were named Hlydingas.<ref>{{SM|QA1}}</ref>
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
* [[:Category:Images of Narog|Images of Narog]]
 
* [[:Category:Images of Narog|Images of Narog]]
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